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Tallest Residential Building in the Western Hemisphere

 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:54 pm    Post subject: Tallest Residential Building in the Western Hemisphere Reply with quote


Tallest Residential Building in the Western Hemisphere





432 Park Avenue is a supertall residential project (96-story building) in New York City. With 104 condominium apartments and a height of 426 metres (1,396 ft), it was planned to become the third tallest building in the United States, and one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. It is now the second tallest building in Manhattan, behind One World Trade Center  [The building stands 1,396 feet, making it even taller than 1 World Trade Center without the spire by 9.1 m]. Originally proposed to be 396 m in 2011, the construction began in 2012 and the building was topped out on October 10, 2014

Located at 432 Park Avenue, the building required the demolition of the 495-room Drake Hotel built in 1926. In 2006 the hotel was sold for $440 million to developer Harry Macklowe. It was demolished in 2007. The site became one of New York's most valuable development sites due to its location in the heart of the city.

Designed by Rafael Viñoly around "the purest geometric form: the square," the tower is designed to have eighty-four 93-foot-square stories, each with six 9.3 m2 windows per face. The tower's condominium units are designed to range from a 32.6 m2 studio to a six-bedroom, seven-bath penthouse with a library, already under agreement for $95 million. The building's amenities will include 3.7 m high ceilings, golf training facilities, and private dining and screening rooms.



By mid-2015, 217 West 57th Street, 111 West 57th Street, and 125 Greenwich Street should be rising to join 432 Park Avenue at the height of the Manhattan skyline. The tower has a footprint of approximately 3,100 m2.



Architect     Rafael Viñoly and SLCE Architects, LLP
Developer     CIM Group / Macklowe Properties
Structural engineer     WSP


Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/432_Park_Avenue
http://www.architecturebeast.com/432-park-avenue-skyscraper/
see video and more photos at:  
http://abcnews.go.com/US/inside-tallest-residential-building-western-hemisphere/story?id=26186476
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/14/nyregion/432-park-avenue-tower-the-tallest-if-not-the-fairest-of-them-all.html#slideshow/100000003172227/100000003172254
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